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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, May 11, 1912, Image 10

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, Nqw la.bpr is 5Sejlg $e pojpt,
and the demand for system fed
eration and closer affiliation is
growing. For many weary
months a strike has been on
among the shopmen of the Har
rfnian railroad system, the pur
pose of whjcb is to havethe same
co-operation-ampng the, railroad
employes that has long existed
among ra'jlrpad ..employers.
Now in Chicago comes the
same fight among newspaper em
ployes, lhey nnd the employers
organized into as-tight a trust as
there is in the world. They find
the employers 'playing' the old
game of -using one organization
against another. And working
men find, as they have often
found, that their deadliest ene
mies are unipn leaders who are
fools enough to be used as the
tools of plutocracy,
But, after all, these millionaire
publishers ' are fools. They are
just as big fools ag-the Morgans,
Caraegies, Fricks, Rockefellers
Armours nd other plutocratic
fools who imagine they can turn
back the ocean's, tide with moneys
The bosses of th'e steely oil, to
bacco, wool, beef, raflroad and
other trusts who think they have
destroyed-organized labor have
done nothing- of the kind. They
have won-anly a temporary vic
tory. Thy have merely put off
pie day of judgment-
If the railroads should defeat
system federation on the Harri
nSh railroads it would be only for
a l3me. A the potyer of all the
pidriey in the world cannot pre
vent complete organ
labor ultimately In any event, it'
cannot prevent the ultimate tri
umph of democracy. If that vic
tory does not come through the
peaceful process of organization,
then it will come through the ab'
splute strength of numbers. -
And even now the Chicago
publishers are f qdIs, and all pub'
Ushers who think that by united
action the publishers, of America
can actually establish and main
tain the .open shop among em
ployes iwhile the employers are
thoroughly organized are fools.
Superior cunnjng must ultimate-,
ly give way tc brute strength and
the superiority of numbers if it
doesn't come in some other way.
'Labor union after labor union
may be crushed. Men, women
and children may suffert starve
and die, Generation after genera
tion may pass into the mysterious
beyondr but finally a day will
come when democracy will be tri
umphant, men will stand together
as brothers and those who do the
world's work will have and hold
thSproduct of their toil.
" very fool fight Kke the one
the fpol millionaire publishers of
I Chicago have just ""started only
nurnes us au ajong towara tne
day of judgment and the estab
lishment of the kingdom of God
on, earth, . - f
Ever3 cruel blow struck by the
beneficiaries of special privilege,,
every foul advantage taken by
the privileged" class, every, fnjqs-'
tice to men by masters, only
drives the common people cjoser
together ana hastens the day
when division of the ranlcs of tnV
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